AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Extracting latent heat from the air
Air Source heat pumps represent a major step forward in energy efficient climate control, because they utilize free heat from the environment, rather than generating it solely from traditional fuel sources such as gas, oil or LPG.
Reducing cost and CO2 emissions
Air source heat pumps from Toshiba/Mitsubishi/Panasonic UK have many environmental advantages thanks to their remarkable efficiency:
The diagram below shows a typical four room heat pump air conditioning installation,providing energy efficient heat in winter and cooling in the summer.
How air source heat pumps work
Air source heat pumps can extract latent heat from the outside air (even when the temperature outside is down to -15°C) and pump it inside to heat indoor spaces, making use of outside air as an infinitely renewable energy resource.
Recognised as a renewable heat technology
Cost efficient operation
Because they consume much less electricity than the heat they generate, heat pumps have significantly lower running costs than traditional energy sources.
Their status as a renewable energy technology also renders them eligible for many tax benefits and government grant schemes such as 5% VAT on equipment and installation fees and support from the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (domestic RHI) and eligible for enhanced capital allowence (ECA) for businesses.